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The World Is Not Enough: 007 (1999), (PG-13)
CAP Score: 43
CAP Influence Density: 1.38
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*The World Is Not Enough: 007* (PG-13) -- this analysis is going to sound "holier-than-thou".

Please try to read this analysis from a WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) perspective. I am measuring what was there using His expectations as the yardstick. It is up to YOU as the parent to decide the worth to your kids.

As another reminder, programming classified as PG-13 was R-rated programming just a few years ago. And this movie is a p-e-r-f-e-c-t example of the slipping of standards. With a final score of 43, this movie was *clearly* mathematically equivalent to R-rated programming of 1995 and 1996 which earned final scores equal to or less than 54.

In an attempt to rescue the world from terrorists detonating a 20 megaton nuclear bomb, Bond and his menagerie engage in all manner of 007 antics though it seems there was not nearly as much gadgetry in this 007 movie as in many other 007 movies. I guess the writers replaced the need for ingenuity and creativity required for innovative gadgetry with ignominy.

At least half of the attendees to this movie when I saw it were *clearly* under 13. Some were as young as 6 years old. All kids under 13 appeared to be with their parents and all were getting an eyeful of silhouetted nudity (mostly silhouetted anyway) and partially covered sexual intercourse (twice). Note that the term "silhouetted" is the best I can come up with. Imagine a computer masking all flesh-colored surfaces with rolling viscous mosaics of dark colors and you might get the picture. It was clearly obvious that the silhouettes were nude females, especially when the masking faded into anatomically correct flesh tones over their ... er ... gender-specific prominences, but never over their faces or toes or noses or knees or....... I guess those parts and the women themselves as sentient and thinking beings were not important to the purpose of this imagery.

And all got an eyeful of uncounted attempted murders, murders, and deaths by explosion, gunfire, beatings and a plethora of other lethal mechanisms for this-n-that "justification." I wonder what it is about R-rated programming that is now acceptable for 13 year old kids? I guess it is the new and enlightened culture we -- yes, we; you and I; everybody -- have permitted to spawn by frog-in-the-pot acceptance of quiet and seemingly invisible but consistent decay of standards, and by head-in-the-sand excessive tolerance. [2Cor. 10:2 "I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world."]

So many of our visitors seem to be relying only on this Summary/Commentary for a full assessment of this movie. This is not possibble. For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie, visit the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: The World Is Not Enough (1999) CAP Thermometers

NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • firearm shot at screen
  • firearm deaths
  • threats with firearm to head
  • control by firearms
  • attempted murders by firearms, explosions
  • series of reckless driving with deaths
  • casino with gambling
  • torture by heat
  • dead bodies
  • abductions
  • false imprisonment
  • using a dead body as a shield against gunfire

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • two uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • lies and deceit to manipulate
  • "...better have a drink"
  • "No point in living if you can't feel alive."

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • excessive cleavage
  • sexual innuendo
  • camera angle to force observer to focus on private parts
  • long series of multiple mostly masked nudity
  • adults in underwear
  • male and female undressing each other to underwear
  • inappropriate touching
  • "sex kittens"
  • nude man atop a nude woman in bed together partially covered ostensibly for intercourse
  • multiple brief partial nudity
  • nude woman in bed partially covered
  • sensual dress
  • admission of sexual immorality implying it is acceptable behavior
  • vulgar moves
  • female anatomy ghosting through thin clothing
  • animated thermal outline of nude man atop a nude woman ostensibly for intercourse

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • drinking

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • two uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • many murders by firearm, some mass murders
  • many murders by explosion, some mass murders
  • murder by knife to back of head
  • suicide to avoid capture
  • murder by impalement

  • (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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